January 6, 2022 – Plano, TX –Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County (CACCC) announced today it was awarded a Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® (HKHF) grant by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). The HKHF funding will support BCBSTX’s commitment to community-based organizations supporting children and families who have been impacted by the health, economic, and social implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This grant will cover the cost of therapeutic counseling for children and families victimized by child abuse. CACCC licensed and board-certified clinical staff members are specialized in trauma-informed therapy. These services are offered to our clients at no cost, for the life of our clients.
“This is the first time we have received a grant this generous from BCBSTX and it comes at a time when we need it the most. The services we provide continue to increase and we anticipate that this trend will continue. The ability to provide victims and their families healing through our Clinical Services program is at the heart of how we improve the lives of the children in our community. We are grateful for the support and partnership of BCBSTX,” said Courtney Echols, Vice President of Development at CACCC.
Launched in 2011, HKHF started as a three-year project designed to improve the health and wellness of at least one million children through community investments. The program was extended as BCBSTX’s ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of the children and families across Texas.
“This year’s grant process was especially important given the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sheena Payne, BCBSTX’s director of Community Investments. “So, we are happy to award these grants that will support and nurture meaningful and transformational projects across Texas. Strategically, it is also important that we continue to aid community-based organizations that are directly supporting children and families who have been impacted by the health, economic, and social implications of this pandemic.”